Note to Self

Inspiring Words From Inspiring People

Author: Gayle King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982102101

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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In this New York Times bestseller, Gayle King collects her favorite inspiring letters from the popular CBS This Morning segment Note to Self, in which twenty-first century luminaries pen advice and encouragement to the young people they once were. What do Congressman John Lewis, Dr. Ruth, Coach K, and Kermit the Frog wish they could tell their younger selves? What about a gay NFL player or the most successful female race car driver? In Note to Self, CBS This Morning cohost Gayle King shares some of the most memorable letters from the broadcast’s popular segment of the same name. With essays from such varied figures as Oprah, Vice President Joe Biden, Chelsea Handler, and Maya Angelou—as well as poignant words from a Newtown father and a military widow—Note to Self is a moving reflection on the joys and challenges of growing up and a perfect gift for any occasion.

Note to Self

Author: Connor Franta

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501158090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In his New York Times bestselling memoir, A Work in Progress, Connor Franta shared his journey from small-town Midwestern boy to full-fledged Internet sensation. Exploring his past with humor and astounding insight, Connor reminded his fans of why they first fell in love with him on YouTube—and revealed to newcomers how he relates to his millions of dedicated followers. Now, two years later, Connor is ready to bring to light a side of himself he’s rarely shown on or off camera. In this diary-like look at his life since A Work In Progress, Connor talks about his battles with clinical depression, social anxiety, self-love, and acceptance; his desire to maintain an authentic self in a world that values shares and likes over true connections; his struggles with love and loss; and his renewed efforts to be in the moment—with others and himself. Told through short essays, letters to his past and future selves, poetry, and original photography, Note to Self is a raw, in-the-moment look at the fascinating interior life of a young creator turning inward in order to move forward.

Note to Self

A Novel

Author: Alina Simone

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374710139

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A witty, keenly observant look at our Internet-obsessed culture Anna Krestler is adrift. The Internet has draped itself, kudzu-like, over her brain, which makes it even more difficult to confront the question of what to do when she is dismissed from her job as a cubicle serf at a midtown law firm. Despite the exhortations of Leslie, her friend and volunteer life coach, Anna seeks refuge in the back alleys of craigslist, where she connects with Taj, an adherent of a nebulous movement known as Nowism that occupies the most self-absorbed fringes of the art world. Art, Anna decides, is what will provide the meaningful life she's been searching for and knows she deserves. She joins Taj's "crew" and is drawn into his grand experimental film project. But making art is hard and microwaving pouch foods is easy. Soon enough Anna finds herself distracted by myriad other quests: remembering to ask Leslie "How are you?," reducing her intake of caloric drinks, and parrying her mother's insistence that she attend hairdressing school. But when Anna's twenty-seven-year-old roommate—a perpetual intern named Brie—announces her pregnancy, it forces Anna to confront reality, setting off a chain of events that lead to a horrifying climax of betrayal. Alina Simone's Note to Self is a shrewdly perceptive, hilarious, moving tale about friendship, art, and the search for a meaningful life in an era of rampant narcissism.

Note to Self

30 Women on Hardship, Humiliation, Heartbreak, and Overcoming It All

Author: Andrea Buchanan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416958024

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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Thirty inspiring women share the enduring lessons they have learned from the defining moments of their lives. Life rarely works out exactly as we plan. Rejection by a cherished friend, the onset of an unexpected illness, struggle with body image and self-perception -- these experiences may challenge us, but our triumphs come to define us. We find comfort, joy, tears, and laughter in the wisdom, insight, and empathy we gain. In Note to Self, thirty dynamic women share their inspirational stories with writer, director, and television and film producer Andrea Buchanan. Celebrities such as Grammy Award-winning rock star Sheryl Crow and Emmy Award-winning actress Camryn Manheim join stuntwoman Stacy Courtney, football player Katie Hnida, seventy- year-old HIV-positive grandmother Beverly London, and alcoholic-turned-interventionist Candy Finnigan to reflect on their unforgettable stories of redemption. Punctuated by tears and laughter, these poignant tales are full of incredible strength, invaluable knowledge, insurmountable odds, helpful survival instincts, amazing willpower, humiliation -- sometimes on a national level -- and a hefty dose of humor. These unstoppable women emerged stronger, wiser, and more successful from the often painful and humbling turning points in their lives. While none of their unique stories will fit neatly on a sticky note you can tape to your wall, each of them carries an indelible message that can.

A Work in Progress

A Memoir

Author: Connor Franta

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501145932

Category:

Page: 240

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From award-winning vlogger and entrepreneur Connor Franta comes this collectible hardcover edition—complete with a brand-new bonus chapter—of his New York Times bestselling memoir, A Work in Progress, which was selected by Forbes as a Top 5 Breakthrough Book of 2015 and won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Memoir. In this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera, YouTube star Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation—so far. Here, Connor offers a look at his Midwestern upbringing as one of four children in the home and one of five in the classroom; his struggles with identity, body image, and sexuality in his teen years; and his decision to finally pursue his creative and artistic passions in his early twenties, setting up his thrilling career as a YouTube personality, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and tastemaker. Exploring his past with insight and humor, his present with humility, and his future with hope, Connor reveals his private struggles while providing heartfelt words of wisdom for young adults. His words will resonate with anyone coming of age in the digital era, but at the core this is a timeless message for people of all ages: don’t be afraid to be yourself and to go after what you truly want. This full-color collection includes photography and exclusive childhood clippings and is a must-have for anyone inspired by his journey.

Note to Self

Affirmations to Young Queens

Author: Celina Monique McMillian

Publisher: Melanin Origins, LLC

ISBN: 9781626768444

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

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This book is intended to empower and influence girls (Queens) to realize they are ENOUGH, to embrace their flaws, and to expand their vocabulary. Affirmations are valuable and powerful. They encourage self-love, self-worth, and self-respect. What we speak, we believe; and what we believe, we achieve. Families can use this book as a bonding and educational experience with their children. After a few times of reading "A Note to Self," the adults will find themselves just as empowered as the child. "Learning that I am and always will be enough has forever changed my life; It is my hope that this book will help change yours." ---Celina Monique

Note to Self

A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth

Author: Laurie Buchanan

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631521144

Category: Self-Help

Page: 270

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Baggage! We all carry it with us through life. It comes in a wide variety of styles, shapes, and colors—more than enough to accommodate the stuff that we accumulate through life. And no matter how we dress it up, it’s frustrating, inconvenient, and slows us down. In fact, it’s downright disruptive. This book is about offloading emotional baggage—something that’s especially important when we realize that we don’t just pack for one; we pack for seven. Each of the seven selves—self-preservation, self-gratification, self-definition, self-acceptance, self-expression, self-reflection, and self-knowledge—has characteristics, wellness types, and shadows. Each plays a vital role in harmony, overall health, and well-being. Chock full of real-life emotional examples, as well as “keys” at the end of each chapter offering actionable tips, techniques, and exercises designed to help you unlock baggage, examine it, and offload it permanently, Note to Self will help you discover a lighter, joy-filled you!

Note to Self

Creating Your Guide to a More Spiritual Life

Author: Charles Lafond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780880284479

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Discover what God has written onto your heart. What do you want for your life? Who do you want to be in your life, and how do you want to live? When it comes to making a consistent effort to be a better person, it helps to have constant reminders encouraging you along the way. In Note to Self: Creating Your Guide to a More Spiritual Life, Episcopal priest Charles LaFond introduces readers to the concept of a "Rule of Life," an ancient method for building soul memory and offering reminders to ourselves of the person we hope to be--in other words, the practice of training your mind and soul to be kind and good. In this book, LaFond makes the case that creating your own Rule of Life is grace that only you can offer to yourself, helping remind you to live the life you desire and the life God wishes for you. For anyone looking to improve themselves to grow closer to Christ, this book is the perfect mix of wisdom, creation, and application.

Dear Data

Author: Giorgia Lupi,Stefanie Posavec

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616895462

Category: Design

Page: 289

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Equal parts mail art, data visualization, and affectionate correspondence, Dear Data celebrates "the infinitesimal, incomplete, imperfect, yet exquisitely human details of life," in the words of Maria Popova (Brain Pickings), who introduces this charming and graphically powerful book. For one year, Giorgia Lupi, an Italian living in New York, and Stefanie Posavec, an American in London, mapped the particulars of their daily lives as a series of hand-drawn postcards they exchanged via mail weekly—small portraits as full of emotion as they are data, both mundane and magical. Dear Data reproduces in pinpoint detail the full year's set of cards, front and back, providing a remarkable portrait of two artists connected by their attention to the details of their lives—including complaints, distractions, phone addictions, physical contact, and desires. These details illuminate the lives of two remarkable young women and also inspire us to map our own lives, including specific suggestions on what data to draw and how. A captivating and unique book for designers, artists, correspondents, friends, and lovers everywhere.

Note to Self (Foreword by Sam Storms)

The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself

Author: Joe Thorn

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 143352211X

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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We need good preaching—preaching that challenges us by God’s Word and brings the comfort that comes from God’s promises. Yet many of us rely solely on others to preach to us and are not benefitting from the kind of preaching that should be most consistent and personal—preaching to ourselves. Note to Self is a practical introduction to this daily discipline. Pastor Joe Thorn delivers fifty brief, devotional chapters that model preaching the gospel to ourselves and its practical implications. Readers will be challenged by the book’s direct, personal exhortations to apply the law and the gospel to their own lives. Part of the Re:Lit series.

Bored and Brilliant

How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self

Author: Manoush Zomorodi

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250124964

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 7886

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"Bored and Brilliant shows the fascinating side of boredom. Manoush Zomorodi investigates cutting-edge research as well as compelling (and often funny) real-life examples to demonstrate that boredom is actually a crucial tool for making our lives happier, more productive, and more creative. What’s more, the book is crammed with practical exercises for anyone who wants to reclaim the power of spacing out – deleting the Two Dots app, for instance, or having a photo-free day, or taking a 'fakecation'." —Gretchen Rubin, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller The Happiness Project "Bored and Brilliant is full of easy steps to make each day more effective and every life more intentional. Manoush’s mix of personal stories, neuroscience, and data will convince you that boredom is actually a gift." —Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit and Smarter, Faster, Better It’s time to move “doing nothing” to the top of your to-do list. In 2015 Manoush Zomorodi, creator of WNYC’s popular podcast and radio show Note to Self, led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from their devices, get bored, jump-start their creativity, and change their lives. Bored and Brilliant builds on that experiment to show us how to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in this new digital ecosystem. Manoush explains the connection between boredom and original thinking, exploring how we can harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive and creative selves without totally abandoning our gadgets in the process. Grounding the book in the neuroscience and cognitive psychology of “mind wandering” what our brains do when we're doing nothing at all—Manoush includes practical steps you can take to ease the nonstop busyness and enhance your ability to dream, wonder, and gain clarity in your work and life. The outcome is mind-blowing. Unplug and read on.

Notes to Myself

My Struggle to Become a Person

Author: Hugh Prather

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307569868

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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Reading Notes To Myself is one of those rare experiences that comes only once in a great while. The editor who discovered the book said, "When I first read Prather's manuscript it was late at night and I was tired, but by the time I finished it, I felt rested and alive. Since then I've reread it many times and it says even more to me now." The book serves as a beginning for the reader's exploration of his or her own life and as a treasury of thoughtful and insightful reminders. From the Paperback edition.

Note to Self

On Keeping a Journal and Other Dangerous Pursuits

Author: Samara O'Shea

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061983020

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Keeping a journal is easy. Keeping a life-altering, soul-enlightening journal, however, is not. At its best, journaling can be among the most transformative of experiences, but you can only get there by learning how to express yourself fully and openly. Enter Samara O'Shea. O'Shea charmed readers with her elegant and witty For the Love of Letters. Now, in Note to Self, she's back to guide us through the fun, effective, and revelatory process of journaling. Along the way, selections from O'Shea's own journals demonstrate what a journal should be: a tool to access inner strengths, uncover unknown passions, face uncertain realities, and get to the center of self. To help create an effective journal, O'Shea provides multiple suggestions and exercises, including: Write in a stream of consciousness: Forget everything you ever learned about writing and just write. Let it all out: the good, bad, mad, angry, boring, and ugly. Ask yourself questions: What do I want to change about myself? What would I never change about myself? Copy quotes: Other people's words can help you figure out where you are in life, or where you'd like to be. It takes time: Don't lose faith if you don't imme­diately feel better after writing in your journal. Think of each entry as part of a collection that will eventually reveal its meaning to you. O'Shea's own journal entries reveal alternately moving, edgy, and hilarious stories from throughout her life, as she hits the party scene in New York, poses naked as an aspiring model, stands by as her boyfriend discovers an infidelity by (you guessed it) reading her journal, and more. There are also fascinating journal entries of notorious diarists, such as John Wilkes Booth, Anaïs Nin, and Sylvia Plath. A tribute to the healing and reflective power of the written word, Note to Self demonstrates that sometimes being completely honest with yourself is the most dangerous and rewarding pursuit of all.

Notes to Self

Author: Emilie Pine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781999700843

Category: Authors, Irish

Page: 256

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"In this vivid and powerful collection of essays, Emilie Pine writes about all the things she shouldn't say."--Page 4 of cover.

Today's Note to Self

Nature's Secrets to Living an Extraordinary Life

Author: Geraldine Teggelove

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452503648

Category: Religion

Page: 84

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When Nature Spirits speak, it is truly time to listen, for they speak with love and gentleness such powerful messages that are the answers to all our longings. It is in those precious moments of time when we embrace the twinkling of a star, the rustle of a leaf, the flutter of a butterfly’s wing or the unfolding of a petal, that time stops, we become ageless, and we hear the whisperings of Spirit. This book offers a completely new and unique way of looking into the mystical world of nature. Today’s Notes to Self capture beautifully Nature Spirits’ treasured messages of hope and inspiration, and the practical steps to living as a modern day mystic. ‘Today’s Note to Self’ is a beautiful book of meditation-like observations captured in the field… There is something tranquil and reassuring about this book; perhaps it’s the way it invites us to look to Nature for answers, or the confirmation it offers about life and the place we hold in the world… I encourage you to read this beautiful book. It’s a keeper, that’s for sure!’ - Scott Alexander King, author of Animal Dreaming and the Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards www.animaldreaming.com

Notes to Self

Author: Stacy Morris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537251219

Category:

Page: 76

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Our very notion of humanity is interlocked with the ability to feel - empathy and passion give birth to our solidarity as humans. Through our spectrum of emotion we're united. So why is the darkness taboo when we all feel it? Why is sadness secret? This is one person removing the proverbial cat from the bag and holding it in stark light to portray the reality of it all - and hoping you find the courage to do the same, in your own way.

Note to Self

Poems for Changing the World from the Inside Out

Author: Jamie K. Reaser

Publisher: Hiraeth Press

ISBN: 0979924693

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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"Jamie K. Reaser is a rare bird, indeed: a mystic naturalist, a gifted poet, and a virtuoso guide to soul. With the Siren song of her seductive verse, this chthonic critter will grab you by the ankles and draw you down toward the ecstatic and terrifying mysteries of the one life you can call your own, your one true gift for this breaking world." --Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., Author of Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche and Nature and the Human Soul

Note to Self...

Author: Alison Nancye

Publisher: Turn the Page PressInc

ISBN: 9781938501326

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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If you have ever wanted to get lost in a novel and be inspired to live a better life as a result, Note to Self is that book. This story offers readers hope and inspiration in the form of a fictional woman's journey and insightful empowerment advice shared by characters the lead character meets along her travels. Note to Self is a clever combination of fictional content and self-improvement steps that readers will highlight and re-read, possibly motivating them to go on their own quest to pursue their dreams. NOTE TO SELF is the journey of a woman learning to listen to that intuitive voice that resides within us all. To trust and have faith, that when we let go of that which does not serve us; that an incredible life, has been waiting all along for us to step in to it. It teaches us that if we just took a breath from our everyday life, a break from the way we currently live our lives and presently see the world, then we could truly gain some clarity and perspective into creating a life we genuinely love.

Unfiltered

No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me.

Author: Lily Collins

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062473034

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 256

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International bestseller! In her groundbreaking debut essay collection, actress Lily Collins—Golden Globe-nominated star of Rules Don’t Apply, Mortal Instruments, and To the Bone—is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating, and so much more. Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what it’s like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, it’s about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She's learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they’re not alone. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lily’s honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. It’s time to claim your voice! It’s time to live your life unfiltered.